Portuguese Version

Year:  2012  Vol. 78   Ed. 4 - ()

Carta ao Editor

Pages: 8 to 8

Filiform papillae do not have taste buds: reply

Author(s): Marilda Aparecida Milanez Morgado de Abreu1; Luc Louis Maurice Weckx2; Cleonice Hitomi Watashi Hirata3

Keywords: histology, taste bud, tongue.

We thank you for your comments published in the Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology: "Histological and ultra-structural aspects of undernourished rats' tongues. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. vol. 72 nº 4, São Paulo, July/August 2006". It is true that filiform papillae do not have taste buds. However, since the paper was originally published in Portuguese, there was a misinterpretation of what we wanted to say when it was translated into English. This happened because we were not very clear on the way we described the legend in Figure 3. We meant to say that: "filiform papilla and fungiform papilla with taste bud on top" In other words, the taste bud is associated only to the latter. We added arrows to the figure in order to identify the structures.

Figure 3. Filiform papillae and fungiform papillae with taste bud on top (1: filiform papilla; 2: fungiform papilla; 3: Taste bud).


Marilda Aparecida Milanez Morgado de Abreu
Luc Louis Maurice Weckx
Cleonice Hitomi Watashi Hirata

1. M.Sc; Graduate student.
2. Full Professor - Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.
3. PhD. Head of the Stomatology Sector.

Federal University of São Paulo.

Send correspondence to:
Marilda Aparecida Milanez Morgado de Abreu
Rua Brasil, 1599. Centro
Dracena - SP. CEP: 17900-000
Tel: (18) 3821-4630. Fax: (18) 3821-2276
E-mail: marildaderma@bol.com.br

Paper submitted to the BJORL-SGP (Publishing Management System - Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology) on February 24, 2008.
Accepted on March 7, 2008. cod. 5731.





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